“In 2010 I was broke, waiting a year to get a crappy job, was living with my parents, barely spoke any English, never traveled and generally very unhappy with the direction of my life. Since then in the last few years my life took a complete 180 turn. Now, I’m running multiple businesses, I’ve traveling over 40 different countries and been fortunate enough to discover my true passion. This change would never be possible if I didn’t take the first step of accepting 100% responsibility for every single thing in my life.
Even the things that I’m objectively no where near responsible. We live in a world where most people blame everything from their parents to the government for their failure to get ahead in life. These men and women are trapped in the mindset “I could succeed if only it weren’t for _______.” And as long as they believe someone or something outside of yourself is preventing them from succeeding they will never be able to move ahead in life. When you’re not accepting responsibility for absolutely everything you’re giving away your power to that someone or something. You’re shifting the responsibility, and becoming a victim of circumstances. You’re saying, “That someone or something has more control over my life than I do.” This is a very poor mindset because it relieves you of any responsibility and any desire to change. Since it’s not your fault there’s nothing you can do about it. But the truth is there’s always something you can do about it. There’s always some change you can make that will move your forward.
Simple fact: Successful people don’t buy into this victim thinking. Rather, they go out of their way to take 100% responsibility for their thoughts, words and actions. This empowers them and gives them a sense of control. In psychology this is called internal locus of control. Once you’re in this position you can start making changes. And when you start making changes that momentum will propel you forward in life very fast. So don’t get trapped into the mindset of hopelessness and blame like many around you. It’s a very toxic negative type of energy that’s quite addictive due to it’s ability to relieve any personal responsibility. Instead not only accept responsibility but also cultivate a skill-set of re-framing any negative situation or event as a positive one. This is called the Positivity challenge. Simple anything that your mind perceives as negative instantly re-frame it as something that improved you as a person.”How To Change Your Life Starting Today? Continue reading